Ban for Causing Unnecessary Suffering
Today, Monday 11th
February at Stockport Magistrates Court Deena Khan, of
Stockport, Cheshire, was given, in her absence, a lifetime ban on keeping
equines, a £100 fine and ordered to pay £300 costs.
Following a complaint in April last year from a member of the public,
(International League for the Protection of Horses) visited the livery
yard where Khan
kept an 11.2 hh 13 year old roan mare called Rhona.
Comments Paul Teasdale the investigating ILPH Field Officer, "The
little mare was in
a pitiful state, her skin was stretched over a prominent spine and pelvic
she was covered in lice. Khan has got what she deserved, it's just a shame
poor little pony had to suffer twice before justice finally prevailed."
mare was taken to the ILPH Recovery and Rehabilitation Centre, Penny
Blackpool to be nursed back to health. She was later removed to
a more suitable
location because, due to her lack of handling her nervous disposition
in aggressiveness, which proved to be too dangerous for her to say
at the Centre.